Iquitos Peru Machu Picchu Tours

Iquitos Peru Machu Picchu Tours: Travel Season and equipment at Amazon for every tourist should know that the equatorial climate temperature, humidity and precipitation remain constant throughout the year with an average temperature of 23 ° C (73.4 ° F) . Throughout the South American Amazon there are two seasons: the season of low rivers, Amazon dry season or summer (June to November) and the season of high rivers, increasing or Amazon Winter (December to May). During the season of low water, canals and rivers diminish their level so the boat trips usually last longer, but fishing is easier and the water left wet and fertile coastal sediment where people grow mainly rice and bean and some vegetables to a lesser extent. In the flood season, the rivers increase their level by several meters, the lowlands are flooded (flood areas are known as várzeas or tahuampas) and rivers and forest combine to form a breathtaking scenery.

On top of the waters of the Amazon River in Iquitos lowest level is on average 106.08 m (348 ft) and 118.6 m (389 ft) respectively, ie varies approximately 12.52 m (41 ft) between season ebb and increasing. As in the Amazon rain all year waterproof bags or containers will be needed to protect documents, cameras and important objects. Fresh cotton clothing, long sleeves, long pants, bug spray and flashlights are also needed, especially for walks in the depths of the jungle. You can consider also take sunscreen, sunglasses, lighter and pocket knife. Rain cover, mosquito net and rubber boots are a good idea but not essential because it can be obtained from Iquitos and many tour companies include them in their rates


Monumental area of ​​Iquitos. Iquitos Center still looks several buildings built during the rubber boom. European design luxurious and old, still have valuable and unique architectural features in Peru. Examples include the Iron House (built by Gustave Eiffel), the Mother Church, the Pinasco House, Sergeant Lords College, the Morey House, the Cohen House, among others. The Malecon Boulevard Tarapaca Iquitos and look some era buildings like the Chapel of Consolation, the Interior and the Naval Factory.

Embarcadero and Market Bellavista-Nanay. Located 4 km north of the Plaza de Armas, to get here must take a motorcycle taxi (S / .Price varies, 12 min) or collective (S / .Price varies, 20 min). It is a street market surrounded by restaurants and stalls selling typical food of the Peruvian Amazon. From the pier you can take collective boats type “peke peke” (wooden boats with a roof of dried leaves) or rent a peke peke or fast boat (slider with capacity for 8 people) to the Nanay River (Padre Cocha village or Pilpintuwasi butterfly) or Amazon (village Barrio Florido).

Amazon River. And the longest river in the world with 7,062 km (4,388 mi) long from its geographic source in the Apacheta creek, snowy Quehuisha (Arequipa), more than 5,597 meters (18,363 ft). Brown water, takes its name from the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali rivers, near the city Nauta, about 100 km (62 mi) south of Iquitos. From Iquitos you can see and navigate the river from Bellavista Nanay and appreciate its confluence with the black waters of Nanay River.

Village of Padre Cocha. Left bank of the Nanay River. From Bellavista Nanay access is made by boat groups (20 minutes) whose rate is S / Varies (Peruvian) and S /. various (foreign), children in general S / .0.50 cents. The village is the starting point to visit the Butterfly and Rescue Center Amazon Wildlife Pilpintuwasi, 15 min walk and indigenous communities Yagua and Bora (both located on the banks of the Momon River), to approx. 30 min walk.

Pilpintuwasi, butterfly and rescue center (+51 65) 965-932999, Sea-Sun 9 am-4pm, fee: S /. varies (Peruvian adult), S / Varies (Peruvian student card), S / Varies (foreign adult) and S / Varies (foreign students with ID), rates include guided tour. Since Bellavista is necessary to rent a private boat (peke peke or fast, the association Los Delfines S /. Various round trip for 4-5 people) to come direct to the butterfly. From Bellavista you can take a bus boat Padre Cocha and from there 15 min walk or take a motorcycle taxi (S / Varies 5 min). The trail is marked and in good condition. Pilpintuwasi shows between 20-25 Amazonian species of live butterflies throughout its cycle. It is also a center for rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife including monkeys, sloths (Bradypus spp.), A jaguar or jaguar (Panthera onca), tortoises yellow-footed tortoise (Geochelone denticulata), river turtles charapa (Podocnemis expansa) and taricaya (Podocnemis unifilis), white caiman (Caiman crocodilus), a manatee (Trichechus inunguis), parrots, among others.

Bora Yagua communities and Momon, Mon-Sun 9 am-4pm river, fee: S / 20 Soles / person to see the show. From Bellavista you will need to hire a private boat (S / 40-50 Suns roundtrip or fast peke peke, 4-5 persons, association Los Delfines) to reach their malocas (communal house) or take a bus boat Father Cocha where will need to walk 30 min (the road is not marked) or take a motorcycle taxi (S / .5 Suns, 10 min). The communities living in the western fashioned and do a show for consistent visitor in his own dance culture to which they invite tourists to dance and buy their handicrafts. In the case of bora it is suggested to visit the longhouse No. 3 (farthest from Padre Cocha), because the other malocas are very insistent with tourists. Fundo Pedrito (Alligator Farm), Village of Barrio Florido-Rio Amazonas, Mon-Sun 9 am-4pm, fee: S / .5 Suns (includes fish). Access to the village is from Bellavista in collective boats (S / .3 / person, 45 min and 90 min return trip) or private boat (S / 80-100 Soles round trip, or fast Peke Peke 4-5 People, Partnership Dolphins). From Barrio Florido, 2 min walk to the Fundo Pedrito. Here you can see three lagoons surrounded by Amazonian landscape. In the lakes you can see the victory Amazon, the world’s largest inland water lily; caiman (Caiman crocodilus), piranhas (Serrasalmus sp.) and paiche (Arapaima gigas), the largest fish in the Amazon (measuring up to 2.5 m height up to 250 kg). They can be fed to animals.

Garzal Fatima hamlet of Santa Maria de Fatima (Rio Amazonas), Mon-Sun 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., fee: S / 20 Soles / person. Access to the village is from the pier Farmer’s Market in collective boats (S / .13 / person, 40 min and 50 min return trip) or from the Pier Bellavista Nanay take a private boat (S / 80-100 Soles round trip, or peke peke fast for 4-5 people). Once in the community of Santa Maria de Fatima, a walk is 30 – 40 minutes, then take a canoe and after 10 minutes you will reach the platforms from where herons are observed. Colony of herons where you can see several local and migratory species, showing their colors and processions. You can spot the Garza Breast Brown (Agami Heron), one of the most beautiful in the world, the bucket Garza or huapapa (boat-billed heron), showing a ridge incredible style punk for their dances and the Common Huaco or huangana Heron ( Nycticorax nycticorax). Earlier this year you can also see the Hoatzin or Shansho (hoatzin). We recommend visiting in growing (December to May).

Monkey Island, Amazonas River, Mon-Don 8 am-4pm, fee: S / 10 Soles, To reach the island you need to take a collective fast boat from the port The Huequito (S / .15 Soles / person, 40 min) to Varadero Mazán. From here take a boat (S / .15 Soles, 20 min) to the island. In Bellavista you can rent a boat (S / 200-250 Suns fast or S / .150.00 Suns one peke peke, round 4-8 persons, partnership Dolphins). The first boat trip takes 1 hour and 2 return, peke peke takes twice. It is an island in the Amazon River 30 km from Iquitos, home to 40 primates of 13 species, living free. It is also possible to see and hear local birds like parrots. They have volunteer programs.

Rescue Center Amazon-CRA, 4.5 km from the Iquitos-Nauta highway, (+51 65) 965-834685, Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 pm-5pm, free entrance (ID required), www.acobia-DWAzoo .org; Located 1h20min by bus (S / .1 / person, line No. 49 |. Whereabouts esq Putumayo Arica, Plaza de Armas) or 45 min by motorcycle taxi (S / 10-15 Suns / vehicle). The CRA is a nonprofit organization that promotes the rescue and rehabilitation of river mammals as the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) and pink dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and gray (tucuxi). It is a volunteer project supported by the Dallas World Aquarium (USA) who donated milk and food they consume these special animals, biologists and volunteers care. You can touch and feed the manatees. The CRA has educational programs for local communities and schools. CRA collaborators guide visitors free. The CRA sells some memories (souvenirs from US $ 3) and accepts donations to raise funds.

Quistococha Resort (6.5 km Iquitos-Nauta road, Mon-Sun 8:30 am-5:30pm, fee. S / .3 soles (adult) and S / .1 Sol (child) is the city zoo with approximately 70 demure Amazonian species. Quistococha has snake, botanical garden, a natural pond of dark waters where you can rent paddle boats (S / .5 Soles / hour) or pedals (S / .10 Soles / hour), one white sand beach and calm waters, typical restaurants (dishes from S / .5 Suns), a small field for football and / or volleyball beach and about 12 Amazonian myths and legends in Castilian and English. Quistococha is only 2 km from center Rescue Amazon-CRA so transportation to the center of Iquitos is the same. In the same way, the CRA can walk to Quistococha within 1 ho take a motorcycle taxi (S / .3-4 Suns, 7 min ).

Beaches of St. Thomas and St. Clara, located in nearby towns, southwest of Iquitos, offering white sand beaches. Santa Clara has a river beach in low water season and Santo Tomas is ideal growing season.



Churches: San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral, built in the seventeenth century, its architecture is kind of Republican, in 1985 is restored, it is characterized by a oil (Landscape of the resurrection of Christ).

Squares and small squares: Plaza Mayor: the main city, fairly spacious and flowery, near main competition traditionally in her exotic plantations found only in this department popularly called “Matazonzos” Over the proscenium would show it He has raised a acoustic shell on the inside with allusive mosaics to the flora and fauna of Tumbes and the central head portion of Cacique Chilimasa, on the outside coated with allusive mosaics to the silhouette of the Church and Municipal Library with inscriptions Hymn to Tumbes.

Plaza Bolognesi: located opposite the modern Hotel Costa del Sol, is the scene of the military ceremony in honor of the battle of May 2 and Jura flag, its infrastructure is modern and is surrounded by ornamental trees in honor of the hero of Arica Don Francisco Bolognesi.

Plazuela Alipio Rosales erected mention of this Tumbesino fallen hero in the battle of Zarumilla in 1941, this traditional New Year festival is celebrated. Located in the Bellavista.

Plazuela The Kiss: located in Malecon Benavides shows a fourth dimension sculpture symbolizing love.


Paseo Jerusalem: Located between the street Huáscar and the Andes. Paseo Los Libertadores: located next to the cathedral Paseo La Concordia: Located on 1st and 2nd block from av. San Martin Paseo Triunfino: located in block 8 av. Bolivar.

Boulevard Mother: located at 7 January 9mts tall sculpture that symbolizes the sublime moment of breastfeeding, ride decorated with ornamental plants.


Archaeological Sites: the architectural complex is the cow head that pre-conquest times was inhabited by ancient Tumpis there are also archaeological sites in the Plateros, Rica Playa, Lizard Head, Loma Saavedra (Zarumilla) Garbanzal, Spoonbill, etc.

Mangrove swamps, that becomes tidal channels that penetrate the coast between mangrove forests and Jeli, are located in the northwestern part of the department.

Hot Springs: Located south of Zorritos 5 km from the town of Bocapan, place called “Swarms” are small wells of brackish water that are in constant turmoil, salts containing chloride, iodine and ferruginous.

Beaches and Resorts: Tumbes has a tourism potential in what concerns beaches in the country.

Puerto Pizarro Beach: located 13 km from Tumbes has a hue and own landscape of the region, with streams of exotic beauty of warm, calm waters.

Playa El Blessed: you are reached along the Pan-American Highway entering by a dirt road from Zarumilla. Jeli Beach: is located north west of Puerto Pizarro. Hermosa Beach: located 13 km from Tumbes, south along the detour to the height of the Pampa de la Gallina and San Isidro Playa La Cruz: located 16 km south west of the city of Tumbes, busiest because of its proximity. Grau beach: located at 23 km, is small and Flatwater and shallow. Playa Puerto Loco: located between the Playa Grau and Zorritos. Located 26 km from the city of Tumbes.

Zorritos Beach: Located 28 km from Tumbes, in the province of Admiral Villar, fox district, it is beautiful and scenic, ideal for practices of nautical sports as table, sky, sailboat.

Playa Los Pinos: located at 30 km, is surrounded by a picturesque fishing village. Bocapan beach: located 35 km, surrounded by mounds of sand and small streams. Acapulco beach: beautiful and spacious, rich in marine species such as squid, shrimp, etc. Playa Punta Mero: situated 64 km. attractive landscapes rocks. Playa Cancas: located 80 km from Tumbes, fishing area par excellence.

Playa Punta Sal: located at 84 km, is described as possibly the most beautiful and extensive of the very proper northern coast of Peru, calm warm waters and rich on fish, for water sports.


NATURAL AREAS PROTEGIDAS.- constitutes Wildlife reserves, and are: Reserved Zone Tumbes, Amotape National Park and National Shrine Mangroves Tumbes Zone Set aside. Former national forest, created the 07/22/75 by S.D. No. 0800-75-AG, composed of natural forests in the province of Zarumilla and Tumbes. This area promotes the management and exploitation of forest resources and comprendidad is in the mountainous region between the right bank of the Rio Tumbes and the border with Ecuador, its representative fauna is the Mono Coto, West Otter Nor, Otorongo, Ocelot, White Squirrel Nape, peccary, gray deer, Machin White, anteater, Iguana, Red Parrot Head, cocdrio of Tumbes.

Cerros de Amotape.- National Park Cerros de Amotape National Park is a protected area that has equatorial dry forests and it was established on July 22, 1975, by Supreme Decree No. 0800-75-AG. Together with the Coto de Caza El Angolo and the Reserve Zone of Tumbes are, since 1977, the Northwest Biosphere Reserve. Located on the left bank of the Tumbes River, south to the gift limit the Iris, of Piura. Among the main especiews fauna are the puma, anteater, otter, squirrel Nuca Blanca, Sajinoetc. And birds like the Condor, Guaraguao, Red Parrot head, turtle doves, partridge, Garza. Reptiles like the American crocodile, Marmot, Otter Nor West Macanche etc.

National Sanctuary Mangroves Tumbes.- Created by DS No. 018-88-AG of 03.02.88 located at the northern end of Tumbes between Salto Frontera Naval Base and Ecuador on an area of ​​2972 ​​hectares. Their ecosystem depend two-thirds in the fish population in the world.